Planning for and competing in soaring contests
Seeding Scores 2012 12/17/2012 Hits: 35
Spreadsheet SAC seeding list 2012
2012 IGC Plenary meeting – notes and votes 02/27/2013 Hits: 53
This is the report to SAC by the US delgate in attendance in S. Africa on our behalf. The report includes the record of votes on the agenda motions.
Lookout and Collision Avoidance 10/14/2012 Hits: 74
Watching for the dangers when more than one of you are in the air.
Ridge Flying Presentation - Joerg Stieber 12/13/2012 Hits: 85
Met for Soaring Pilots - Joerg Stieberhot! 12/13/2012 Hits: 108
X-C Strategyhot! 10/14/2012 Hits: 114
Limits to MacCready, use of water, how to do XC better.
Notes on Weather Websites - Joerg Stieberhot! 01/24/2013 Hits: 125
Flying fasterhot! 10/14/2012 Hits: 165
This an absolutely "must read" for cross-country pilots. It has excellent and clear information. It explains exactly the best way to fly a final glide, and the trap that a low final glide presents to a pilot. The article is by John Cochrane in the USA, a noted commentator on sailplane racing.
SAC 2012 Seeding Listhot! 12/17/2012 Hits: 174
SAC 2012 Seeding List in PDF format
Contest Cookbookhot! 03/16/2012 Hits: 369
The giant checklist on running any gliding contest.
Seeding Scores 2011 Finalhot! 09/22/2011 Hits: 565
Seeding List Rules - 2011hot! 06/26/2011 Hits: 743
SAC 2011 Seeding Listhot! 09/22/2011 Hits: 963
Cross-country Flying, an Introhot! 06/09/2009 Hits: 1400
This is a very informative and easy-to-read introduction to cross-country soaring written by Kai Gertsen, an eastern US pilot, 10 years ago. It has a lot of tips that I haven't seen in other works on the subject. The text has been edited and updated to reflect changes in evidence requirements coming into effect Oct 2009, in particular the elimination of cameras. I highly recommend it for early XC pilots. Tony Burton
Cross-country Outlandingshot! 03/09/2010 Hits: 1431
A readable paper by Kai Gertsen on the hazards, hints, and practise of landing in a farmer's field.
Nats Rules 2012hot! 05/31/2011 Hits: 1487
Competition rules for 2012 (with some updates added as the first page).
Glider Handicap List Addendumhot! 02/19/2010 Hits: 1710
Cross-Country – The Inner Gamehot! 11/17/2007 Hits: 1761
The psychology of cross-country flying (free flight article reprint). Successful cross-country performance depends as much on attitude – where your head is – than where your glider is.
Cross-country Philosophy 101hot! 03/09/2010 Hits: 1985
A good paper on cross-country soaring "head-space" by Steve Hill.
Cross-country Strategy by Joerg Steiberhot! 03/25/2008 Hits: 2168
Joerg Stieber's presentation from the 2008 CAS clinic